Blended Babies – The Anderson .Paak EP

Last week production duo Blended Babies dropped a new EP with Anderson .Paak (formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy). We’ve been a fan of the Los Angeles vocalist for quite some time but he appears to have blown up a little since appearing on Dr Dre’s recent album and is now getting the attention he deserves.

The EP has four songs with features from Asher Roth, Donnie Trumpet and King Chip and I can’t get enough of this track Make it Work. Get the EP here.

Make It Work

Darker Than Wax – 30K Compilation

Our favourite Singapore-based label Darker Than Wax recently reached a new milestone of having 30K followers on Soundcloud and to celebrate they’ve released another great compilation which they’re giving away as a free download.

These guys have been steadily building their fanbase and reputation over the years by consistently releasing quality music. If you haven’t heard of them before, this release is a great way to get acquainted. After that I suggest you head to their Bandcamp page to hear more. You can grab a copy of 30K here.

Jasper Staal – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

The Foreign Exchange – Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey

It’s hard to believe it’s been over ten years since The Foreign Exchange released their debut album Connected – an album that was loved by so many simply because it was just so fresh. Nicolay’s beats were like no other producer’s and Phonte was one of the best MC’s around.

If you’ve followed the group over the years, you’d know that their sound has changed quite a bit since their first album and it has continued to change with their latest release Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey. This may be partly due to the fact that the make up of the group has also changed with the addition of Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Tamisha Waden. The change is nothing too dramatic though, the Foreign Exchange electro-soul sound is still there with a little funk thrown in to give the album a fun vibe throughout.

For me, the album is nothing mind blowing but perhaps that has something to do with the curse that comes with releasing good music – expectations get a little high. I’m sure fans will enjoy the release. It’s available now from the FE store or on iTunes if you prefer.

The Foreign Exchange – Milk And Honey

Teeko – Love Like This

Today we have something new from Teeko, one of our favourite musicians out of San Francisco. This song came from a live Mugpush jam session recording at Windy Hill studios. The improvised vocal track by Devaun Bantu was given to Teeko as he expressed that he had an idea for it. He then imported the vocals to his turntable where he started to chop up all the vocal parts he liked from various sections of the jam, placing them as he felt the song start to arrange itself. Later he brought in the lush vocals of Sonya Distel.

Teeko is sharing this as a free download at the newly launched, a new site where verified artists can upload music to share with the world all for free and as a fan, you can choose to support artists directly. There isn’t a ton of music on the site yet but there’s definitely some quality stuff and from what I’ve seen it looks like a much better alternative to the likes of Spotify who are notorious for paying artists next-to-nothing.

Teeko – Love Like This feat. Devaun Bantu & Sonya Distel

Stylin’ 700 (Presented by Ennio Styles)

Melbourne’s Ennio Styles is a true master at discovering amazingly talented artists from all around the world. For the past 14 years he’s been giving these artists airtime on Melbourne’s 3RRR-FM and he’s just clocked up 700 shows! So to celebrate, he’s put out another compilation filled with great music from a bunch of artists from all over the globe.

Stylin’ 700 follows the previously released Stylin’ 500 and 600 compilations that were also packed with amazing music. You’ll find a wide range of musical styles on the album but it’s all good music. You can grab a copy right now from Bandcamp for free but feel free to support and throw a few dollars in that box at the checkout – it’s definitely worth it.

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Kriswontwo – Love, Need You feat. Omar

If you haven’t heard of Kriswontwo, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of his music – he was responsible for the production on Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Miss One EP. Now the Danish producer is all set to release his debut album Ceremoni next month.

The first single from the release features none other than our favourite British soul singer Omar. While Love, Need You isn’t the best we’ve heard from either of these two, it’s definitely worth a listen and has got us interested in the rest of the album which will be out on September 14 through Someothaship.

Electric Wire Hustle – Brother Sun feat. Kimbra

Here’s a collaboration I wasn’t expecting. One of our favourite New Zealand bands, Electric Wire Hustle have teamed up with fellow Kiwi Kimbra for their latest single and it turns out they make a good team. Brother Sun is the first single from the forthcoming Electric Wire Hustle Aeons EP out August 28 on Bastard Jazz. And some extra good news is that they’re expecting to put a new album out early next year. The single is available now on iTunes.

Ta-ku – Songs To Make Up To

In case you missed it, one of Australia’s more popular producers, Ta-ku put this release out last month. I was meaning to post something about it at the time but somehow it got lost. Songs To Make Up To is the follow up to his 2013 release Songs To Break Up To and features guest appearances from JMSN & Sango, Atu, Jordan Rakei, Sunni Colón and Alina Baraz.

I thought the song Sunrise / Beautiful – which is kind of two songs in one – featuring one of our favourite artists at the moment, Jordan Rakei was a good enough reason to get this post up even if it is a month late. It’s not the only good song on the album either. Ta-ku has been honing his production skills and it’s evident on this release. Hopefully we hear more from him soon.

Vinyl copies appear to be sold out but you can get a digital version of the album here.

Sunrise / Beautiful feat. Jordan Rakei

Potatohead People – All The Way

Canadian duo Potatohead People have been consistently putting out quality music for a few years now. Earlier in the year they released Big Luxury, an album filled with crackin’ beats and a host of quality vocalists. Now they’ve just released Big Luxury Instrumentals, Remixes & B​-​Sides which includes this jam that was left off the album.

Sit back and enjoy some more good music from two of Canada’s finest and head to Bandcamp for the whole release.